14 NovWalls, Ceilings, and Floors


It often doesn’t take a professional home inspector to point out issues with the walls, ceilings, and floors. Truth be told,…

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17 OctThe Crawl Space


No matter how much curb-appeal it has, or how much it boasts that trendy and updated interior, you never really know…

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10 OctWindows & Doors


As our owner Jim Ullom puts it, “Attention to detail on window and door inspections is often overlooked by many inspection…

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05 SepFire Hazards: How to Keep Your Home & Family Safe


Each year, there are over 3,000 fire-related deaths in the United States, according to the U.S. Fire Administration. For those that…

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03 AugThe Grounds Inspection, in a little more detail.


At Certified Home Inspections, whether you’re preparing for your house to hit the market, or a potential buyer with your heart…

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06 JulAvoid Deal Killers When Selling Your Home


When your real estate agent calls to tell you the good news – congratulations, the house is sold! – don’t celebrate…

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23 OctIndiana Real Estate Disclosure Law: Quick Facts & Tips


“Why didn’t they tell us about that?” Recently, one of our clients purchased a home, a tri-level built in 1970 located…

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02 OctWhy Radon Testing and Measurement? Because…


Our customers often ask about the importance and need of radon testing in Indiana. They’re basic questions typically include: “Do we…

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15 Sep“Going to the John” vs. “Going to the Crapper:” What’s the difference? And, did Thomas Crapper invent the flush toilet?


When you hear someone using bathroom humor by saying they’re “going to the crapper,” you can thank Thomas Crapper. When you…

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07 JanAttic Inspection


Certified Home Inspections has discovered approximately 80% of homes in northwest Indiana are inadequately vented causing homeowners unwanted, unexpected expenses. Improper…

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07 JanNorthwest Indiana Foreclosure Inspection


Certified Home Inspections offers home buyers discounted rates for property inspections performed on homes that are considered “Foreclosure or Sold As-Is”….

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19 SepPlumbing Inspection


Residential water damage in the United States accounts for billions of dollars annually. Abrupt and slow trickling leaks caused by faulty…

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12 SepElectrical System Inspections…


Approximately 51,000 house fires occur annually in the United States, accounting for 500 deaths, 1,500 serious injuries, and over $1.3 billion…

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09 SepFurnace Inspection


Certified Home Inspections promise is to exceed the expectations of our client by performing a furnace inspection unlike our competition. Therefore,…

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05 SepRoof Inspections…


A roof, like a furnace, air conditioner, set of windows, or driveway, can be expensive to replace. The cost of roof…

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27 MayProperty Condition Assessment Certification of Completion from ASTM International


In our never-ending attempt to provide the best possible service for our expanding customer base, we recently received our Property Condition…

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28 JanWell Treatment Example


Certified Home Inspections offers water testing for Bacteria, Lead, and Nitrates/Nitrites for well water systems in northwest Indiana. Occasionally, a water…

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03 MarGrounds Inspection in Northwest Indiana


The lot drainage and grounds inspection are two important aspects and the starting point of each home inspection. Our inspectors begin…

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15 FebFoundation Inspection. The beginning.


Nothing beats a solid foundation! This holds true in business, relationships, and construction! In my opinion, it’s the single most important…

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29 DecNorthwest Indiana Mold Inspection and Testing


Molds are fungi that can be hazardous to our health in many different ways. They are present in the air we…

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